Extreme heat events, including heatwaves, are estimated to cause more deaths in Australia than all other natural hazards combined and are predicted to increase with the changing climate. Communities of the Bega Valley rural villages of Bemboka, Quaama and Wyndham are identified as vulnerable to extreme heat events due to the age of residents, distance to health providers, and design of community infrastructure.
Council has been awarded a grant through the NSW Government's ‘Increasing Resilience to Climate Change’ (IRCC) program to develop solutions to addressing these growing risks.
This project contributes towards adaptation actions identified in Council's Climate Resilience Strategy.
This project is connected to Council's Community Strategic Plan through:
Outcome 3 - Sustainable Living
Outcome 4 - Liveable Places
Environment and Sustainability Team
Bega Valley Shire Council
Phone: (02) 6499 2222